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‘It’s so broken right now’: How a Georgia agency failed to help disabled people find work

Critics and watchdogs say the GVRA, charged with helping disabled people find employment, is one of the least effective such agencies in the country.

TRAFFIC ALERT

Crash blocking all lanes of I-20 East in Cobb

Kemp, critics seek answers about decision on African American Studies class

Confusion has been a recurring theme after state Superintendent Richard Woods' decision not to fund AP African American Studies class.

Children with rare birth defect are breathing easier with device made at Georgia Tech

Data Breaches

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AT&T, Ticketmaster breaches show hackers can attack from many angles

With greater data collection comes a greater risk of it becoming compromised.

From earlier in July: Looking at the AT&T metadata breach

Nearly all AT&T cellular customers have been impacted by a data breach involving call and text records.

From June: Looking at the Truist data breach

Truist Financial Corp. said it is responding to a cybersecurity incident, notifying employees and some of its customers.

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Expert tips:  What to do if your personal info has been exposed in a data

Georgia News

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NBA rejects TNT’s NBA matching offer, keeping games with Amazon through 2036

The NBA rejected TNT's last-ditch matching offer to keep games on the network, sticking with Amazon instead.

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The first birthday without Rosalynn Carter: Plains still celebrates her

Memories of Rosalynn Carter still flutter around southwest Georgia. Organizers are preparing to celebrate the first birthday of the former first lady since she passed away.

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BRADLEY’S BUZZ

The Falcons’ camp inventory - 1 new head coach, 2 new QBs

The Falcons have a plan. Not all plans work. This plan just might.

Atlanta Exhibits

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Atlanta Center for Photography stretches out in its multifaceted new space

Atlanta Celebrates Photography, renowned for its annual community-based festival, now boasts a permanent venue, enhancing support for photographers with added resources.

Crime and Public Safety

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Young Thug case: Two years in, prosecution seeks gag order

The new judge presiding over Young Thug’s sprawling gang and racketeering trial must make several important rulings if the case is to proceed after a one-month hiatus.

Man killed in Old 4th Ward shooting was owner of Buckhead eatery

Chad Dillon, 33, owner of The Boiler Seafood, was gunned down at 480 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, as confirmed by his lawyer and restaurant staff to Channel 2 Action News.

‘Why did you shoot?’ Video shows Douglas County deputy shooting driver after crash

Florida man accused of stealing multiple mortuary stretchers near Atlanta

A Florida man is wanted in multiple Georgia jurisdictions after he was accused of stealing mortuary stretchers from two different funeral homes in Acworth and Dallas.

Six Flags

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OPINION

TORPY: Six Flags’ teen chaperone policy a sign of the times

This comes after disturbances last year and now the popular park is calling for kids 15 and younger to have adult chaperones after 4 p.m.

Six Flags’ new chaperone rule is similar to ones in place elsewhere

Six Flags Over Georgia joins other Atlanta businesses with chaperone rule

Six Flags Over Georgia to require chaperones for those 15 and younger

Six Flags Over Georgia to require chaperones for those 15 and under

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Metro Atlanta

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Children with rare birth defect are breathing easier with device made at Georgia Tech

‘It’s so broken right now’: How a Georgia agency failed to help disabled people find work

Critics and watchdogs say the GVRA, charged with helping disabled people find employment, is one of the least effective such agencies in the country.

AT&T, Ticketmaster breaches show hackers can attack from many angles

With greater data collection comes a greater risk of it becoming compromised.

Georgia

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U.S. Senate committee signs off on Jon Ossoff’s stock trading ban

The bill would prohibit members of Congress and their family members from trading stock in individual companies.

Ranking: Georgia’s best RN program isn’t the one you’re thinking of

According to RegisteredNursing.org, the Peach State’s top institution is in Cobb County

The first birthday without Rosalynn Carter: Plains still celebrates her

Memories of Rosalynn Carter still flutter around southwest Georgia. Organizers are preparing to celebrate the first birthday of the former first lady since she passed away.

Opinion

Readers write

OPINION

America must work to reduce political violence at home

More than half of poll respondents in swing states, including Georgia, expect election-related violence.

OPINION: Six Flags’ teen chaperone policy a sign of the times

Politically Georgia

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U.S. Senate committee signs off on Jon Ossoff’s stock trading ban

The bill would prohibit members of Congress and their family members from trading stock in individual companies.

New polls show ‘Harris honeymoon’ and tight Georgia presidential race

Nationwide, and in Georgia, polls show Vice President Kamala Harris and former President Donald Trump are locked in a tight race for president.

LISTEN

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock maintains balancing act between politics and ministry

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock discusses how his work in ministry aids him in his service as a U.S. senator on "Politically Georgia."

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Georgia

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Kamala Harris plans Georgia presidential campaign debut on Tuesday

U.S. Senate committee signs off on Jon Ossoff’s stock trading ban

The bill would prohibit members of Congress and their family members from trading stock in individual companies.

There’s no consensus in Georgia over whom Kamala Harris should pick as a running mate

Some Democrats want her to select a swing state Democrat or an outside-the-box contender.

US

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LISTEN

Geoff Duncan endorses Kamala Harris and says he is ‘committed to beating Donald Trump’

In an interview Wednesday on “Politically Georgia,” former Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said he would vote for Vice President Kamala Harris over former President Donald Trump.

What the flood of donations to Harris campaign means for Georgia

Vice President Kamala Harris raised more money in one day than any candidate in the 2024 cycle.

LISTEN

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock maintains balancing act between politics and ministry

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock discusses how his work in ministry aids him in his service as a U.S. senator on "Politically Georgia."

Columnists

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OPINION: Biden does the right thing and leaves the stage

Opinion: Trump, Republicans still stuck on 2020

Many attendees of the Republican National Convention continue to talk about the 2020 election.

Opinion: Will surviving an assassination attempt change Donald Trump for good?

The Trump we’ve heard from and seen in the three days since the assassination attempt has been noticeably different from the one Saturday on stage.

Trump Investigations

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Fani Willis’ marquee cases against Donald Trump and Young Thug are thrown into chaos

The bold and ambitious gambits thrust the Fulton County district attorney into the national spotlight.

Roswell man charged with threatening FBI Director Christopher Wray

Court records show that John Woodbury is facing federal charges of making interstate threats to Christopher Wray and others.

Photo of Fani Willis found on Trump shooter’s cellphone

The phone also contained pictures of several other politicians, including President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, according to a CNN report.

Food & Dining

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Bring home the gold with these Olympic-worthy metro Atlanta food challenges

We’ve compiled some of the most Olympic-worthy food challenges regularly offered by eateries around metro Atlanta.

Here’s the scoop: Atlanta Ice Cream Festival isn’t just about sweet treats

New Zealand pie pop-up Heaps to open brick-and-mortar in Decatur

After more than six years as a pop-up and wholesale business, Heaps is set to open a brick-and-mortar location in Decatur this winter.

Eleventh Street Pub reopens this week after water main break in June

Eleventh Street Pub is set to reopen this week in Midtown, nearly two months after it closed due to a water main break.

UATL

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A Democratic victory hinges on Black voters. Convincing them this time may be harder

Black voters in Georgia seemed split on supporting Kamala Harris’ run.

JT Money feeling ‘Immortal’ with new album, longevity in Southern hip-hop

As the founding member of Poison Clan, JT Money helped Atlanta become a destination for hip-hop. He just released his new album 'Immortal'.

Tariq Nasheed tells untold hip-hop history with ‘Microphone Check’

Tariq Nasheed is hosting screenings of his hip-hop documentary, “Microphone Check: The Hidden History of Hip-Hop,” at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Things to Do

15 things to do this weekend: New Kids, ice cream and school festivals

Looking for something to do this weekend in metro Atlanta?

AT&T, Ticketmaster breaches show hackers can attack from many angles

With greater data collection comes a greater risk of it becoming compromised.

The first birthday without Rosalynn Carter: Plains still celebrates her

Memories of Rosalynn Carter still flutter around southwest Georgia. Organizers are preparing to celebrate the first birthday of the former first lady since she passed away.

Entertainment

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NBA rejects TNT’s NBA matching offer, keeping games with Amazon through 2036

The NBA rejected TNT's last-ditch matching offer to keep games on the network, sticking with Amazon instead.

Glen Powell stars in Hulu series ‘Chad Powers’ shooting in metro Atlanta

Glen Powell is starring in a new Hulu comedy "Chad Powers" that will begin shooting in metro Atlanta in August, 2024.

Jonathan Knight juggles HGTV hosting, New Kids on the Block

Jonathan Knight doubles now as both part of New Kids on the Block and an HGTV star co hosting "Farmhouse Fixer."

Health

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Children with rare birth defect are breathing easier with device made at Georgia Tech

Why millions are trying alternatives to big-pharma’s weight-loss drugs

Compounding pharmacies offer copycat weight-loss drugs to millions, although FDA spokesperson warns against potential contamination or counterfeit.

Another summer COVID-19 surge hits Atlanta. How to stay safe

The pandemic officially ended more than a year ago, but COVID-19 is still spreading amid increased travel, leading to a surge in new infections in Atlanta, experts say.

Travel

The riskiest — and safest — destinations for travelers

No U.S. cities rank in either category

Summer Travel: 10 ways to activate some adrenaline-pumping adventure

Summer Travel: From a Montana dude ranch to a sailboat in the Caribbean, consider these destinations for your next travel adventure.

How home swapping became the trendy alternative to Airbnb

Offering your home in exchange for a stay at someone else’s place is far from a new concept, but this segment of the travel industry is booming

News Partners

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Police killing of Sonya Massey is striking example of another ‘senseless loss’ in the Black community

Body camera footage released from the shooting of Sonya Massey by a sheriff’s deputy in Illinois has sparked outrage.

Community health workers fill gaps in broken system for the uninsured

Without help navigating the system, families with limited English can easily miss out on support. Community health workers are stepping in to assist.

The push for more Black pilots gets federal funding boost

Airlines and schools that train pilots and mechanics are eager for new federal funding to help fill thousands of empty slots.

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Investigations

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‘It’s so broken right now’: How a Georgia agency failed to help disabled people find work

Critics and watchdogs say the GVRA, charged with helping disabled people find employment, is one of the least effective such agencies in the country.

Speeding puts UGA football culture back into spotlight

18 months after a fatal crash killed two members of UGA's football program, a recent string of speeding incidents has reinvigorated questions about the team's culture.

String of environmental violations raises concerns about firm linked to Okefenokee mine project

Twin Pines and others affiliated with its parent company have committed more than 70 violations across multiple states, records show.

Video

Community comes together to support child cancer patients with WSB annual Care-A-Thon

Community comes together to support child cancer patients with WSB annual Care-A-Thon

"Pop, pop, pop," witness describes deadly shooting at Buckhead gas station

"Pop, pop, pop," witness describes deadly shooting at Buckhead gas station

Still rain, still storms in forecast, but a little break from wet weather this afternoon

Still rain, still storms in forecast, but a little break from wet weather this afternoon

Photos

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Photos: Georgia festival at world’s largest muscadine vineyard just weeks away

Wine lovers will be heading on down to Paulk Vineyards in Wray for the Georgia Muscadine Festival this summer.

Photos: Braves lose first game against Reds

AJC photos from the first game between the Braves and Reds on Wednesday, July 24, 2024. The Braves fell 9-4.

Podcasts

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LISTEN

Geoff Duncan endorses Kamala Harris and says he is ‘committed to beating Donald Trump’

In an interview Wednesday on “Politically Georgia,” former Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said he would vote for Vice President Kamala Harris over former President Donald Trump.

LISTEN

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock maintains balancing act between politics and ministry

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock discusses how his work in ministry aids him in his service as a U.S. senator on "Politically Georgia."

Southern Fried Soccer: Atlanta United beats Columbus

In this episode of the podcast “Southern Fried Soccer,” host Doug Roberson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reviews Atlanta United’s 2-1 win against Columbus.